Hurricane Irma’s trajectory saw the record-setting storm make landfall in Cuba on September 8th. Having already cut a swath through the Caribbean, fears that Irma would similarly devastate Cuba were well-founded.
Cuba’s storm readiness was certainly tested, but its resilience was not found wanting. Hours after the storm had passed, the Cuban government sprang into action with a comprehensive response effort. The memory of Irma was soon drowned out by a chorus of hammers on nails as Cuba was rebuilt, reinforced and reinvigorated.